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    Detroit 2009: The odds, the ends
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of odds & ends from the 2009 Detroit Auto Show
    Auto shows throw massive amounts of promotions, marketing, branding, communications and event planning brainpower into one little bowl. Everyone is trying to be distinctive, and sometimes they do it with the ...

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    Detroit 2009: Hot Wheels
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    Sure, there were a few brands missing from the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, but we never got the feeling that things were bleak... until we went looking for ten cool wheels. After walking the floor twice, we were able to come up with nine. America's premiere auto show had left us walking in circles, one ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #111
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    It's time for Episode #111 of the Autoblog Podcast! It's a post NAIAS wrapup, as Chris, Sam, John, and Dan sit down and contemplate what went down in Cobo at the Detroit Auto Show. We kick the ball around about what we thought was significant at the show, and then Editor Neff reveals some very ...

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    Detroit 2009: Saab 9-5 Griffin Edition is an excuse to issue a press release
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Saab 9-5 Griffin Edition
    We really feel for the folks at Saab, and not just because we love the 9-5 SportCombi and that we pined for a Turbo 900 with the Aero package for what seemed like all of the '80s. Yet look ahead 20 years – specifically to the ...

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    Detroit 2009: Post-Bailout Booth Tour - Chrysler
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    Click above to begin the Chrysler booth tour
    Yesterday, we gave you a guided tour of GM's first post-bailout NAIAS display. Today, we head across the hall to Chrysler, where the floundering automaker's dire financial straits are reflected on the show floor. Chrysler, once renowned for its lavish ...

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    Detroit 2009: Dodge Challenger R/T Classic
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Dodge Challenger R/T Classic
    For the most part, the lineup at the Chrysler stand here in Detroit is like an advertisement for Zoloft. There are a few exceptions, however. The blue Ram R/T is one, and here's another: the Dodge Challenger R/T Classic. As ...

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    Detroit 2009: Dodge Ram R/T Accessorized
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    Click above for a hi-res gallery of the Dodge Ram R/T
    Stuck among the largely forgettable production vehicles at the Chrysler, LLC display is this Mopar-enhanced Ram R/T. Originally shown at SEMA, B5 Blue (we think) covers its bodywork, which is very close to the ground thanks to a new set of ...

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    Detroit 2009: Best automaker cutaway displays
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    Click above for high-res gallery of NAIAS cutaways
    Cutaway displays have been a staple of auto shows for many years, but we're noticing that more and more automakers are devoting money and floor space to cutaway displays. Aside from being cool to look at, cutaways are an increasingly valuable tool ...

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    Detroit 2009: Volkswagen Touareg Lux Limited sports J. Crew colors
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the VW Touareg Lux Limited Edition
    The VW Touareg Lux Limited Edition is a 'ute that's been on a shopping spree to J. Crew and High Street, or at least a mainstream, aftermarket shop. Available on either the gasoline- or diesel-engined SUVs – and only in ...

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    Detroit 2009: Stile Bertone Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 11 is not the next Tumbler
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    Click above for a gallery of high-res pics of the Bertone B.A.T. 11 from Detroit
    We were saddened when we couldn't track down this Bertone B.A.T. 11 in Geneva last year and even sadder when we missed it in Los Angeles in November. Don't blame us. They stuck it in the basement for crying out loud. ...

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    Detroit 2009: Motor City guys and dolls....but mostly dolls
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    Click above for a gallery of high-res pics of some of the faces from Detroit '09
    There are lots of people here in Detroit for the NAIAS, and there are lots of moments that have little to do with the cars themselves. So we figured we'd do a roundup gallery to show you some of the personal moments ...

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    Detroit 2009: 2010 Mazda3 hatch just as happy as the sedan
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Mazda3 five-door hatchback from Detroit
    Mazda took the wraps off the five-door hatchback version of the redesigned Mazda3 at the Bologna Motor Show last month, but here in Detroit, we saw the car for ourselves at its North American debut. As you can see in ...

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    Detroit 2009: Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S is a mouthful
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S
    Maserati says that its new Quattroporte Sport GT S "sets another milestone in terms of sportiness in the high performance luxury sedan segment," and it also appears to be trying to set a record for one car's syllable ...

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    Detroit 2009: 2010 Lincoln MKT adds flexibility to the lineup
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    Click above for live, high-res images of the new 2010 Lincoln MKT
    We already gave you details about the new 2010 Lincoln MKT this morning, but Lincoln just wrapped up its press conference and now we have live impressions and photos to share. After showing us the MKT concept here last year, the ...

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    Detroit 2009: Jaguar XFR makes us purrrrr... really, really fast... [w/VIDEO]
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    Click above for high-res live images of the 2010 Jaguar XFR
    The Jaguar XFR is a saber-toothed tiger of feline badness. The supercharged, direct-injection V8 is good for a jungle-canopy-shaking 510 horsepower – 125 hp up on the naturally aspirated V8 – and 0-to-60 bolt that takes but ...

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    Detroit 2009: MINI Cooper Convertible chills out
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    Click above for a high-res image gallery of the new MINI Cooper Convertible
    We'll be straight with you. We missed the MINI press conference. We know, we know... the horror. Anyway, you didn't exactly need to be Kojak to figure out what happened. The 2009 MINI Convertible drove out of a simulated ...

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    Detroit 2009: Lamborghini ups the personalization options
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    Click above for live images of the Ad Personam Lamborghini's from Detroit
    Lamborghini debuted the new Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder in L.A., and the rumored LP670-4 SV is still a ways off, so the Italian supercar manufacturer decided to show off some of their non-automotive offerings in Detroit. ...

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    Detroit 2009: 2010 Buick LaCrosse [w/VIDEO]
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    Click image above for live photos of the 2010 Buick LaCrosse from Detroit
    While the outgoing Buick LaCrosse featured one distinct superpower -- invisibility -- the 2010 iteration could be a savior for the brand. With classy sheetmetal that will probably remind you of the Buick Invicta concept, ...

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    Detroit 2009: The 2010 Chevy Equinox [w/VIDEO]
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    Click above to live shots of the 2010 Chevy Equinox from Detroit
    The 2010 Chevy Equinox showed its new face alongside the 2010 Cadillac SRX in Detroit today, and it was a tossup as to which looked better. Regardless of where you stand on the Equinox' appearance, the new CUV is a far more ...

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    Detroit 2009: Kia Soul'ster guns for fun and frolic
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Kia Soul'ster
    The Kia Soul has people talking. Specifically, you. Kia's media presentation here in Detroit highlighted feedback from the Autoblog commentariat. No, we didn't know in advance, but you won't hear us complaining either. However, the star of ...

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